Barcelona midfielder Pedro has given an indication that he could leave the club this summer as his lack of playing time has left him feeling unimportant to them, the Metro reports.
The 27-year-old has been a mainstay for the club in the past, but is hoping to see more first team action before the end of the season to save him having to make a decision about his future over the summer.
But with his contract set to expire in 2016, Premier League giants Arsenal have been keeping a close eye on his situation, and they have been boosted by the news that he believes talk of an exit from Spain are ‘logical’.
“When you do not have playing time, of course you do not feel one of the important players,” he told radio programme Al Primer Toque.
“Playing few games, not many minutes, it is normal that there can be talk of leaving, that is logical.
“It is the same for all players, everyone wants to play. When you do not play in important games, then it is a difficult situation.
“There is a lot of talk at the moment, I am relaxed although it is a difficult situation.
“The most important thing is to remain calm and finish the season well. I hope I can help the team. From there we will weigh things up and see what can be done.
“There is no decision made yet – at the moment I am with the club and just focusing on finishing the season well.”
Pedro first broke into the Barcelona side back in 2007, and has since gone on to make 305 appearances for the club, scoring 97 goals in the process.
He has been a success with the Spanish national side, too, notching up 48 caps and 16 goals en route to being a world champion.